Since February 2016, just a quarter-way into his two-year loan stint at Borussia Mönchengladbach, the German club had been keen on turning Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen's temporary stay into a permanent one. However, after several failed attempts at convincing the Blues to let go of one of the their best prospects, Gladbach have finally given up their chase.
"He must go back to Chelsea. [Midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud and Andreas Christensen] are the two players that we have to replace in the summer. There are no others. And we don't want any others [to leave us]."
-Max Eberl, Borussia Mönchengladbach director; source: Kicker via Goal
Given Christensen's latest quotes as well, about the need to impress Antonio Conte, it is safe to say that the young Danish centre back will be joining the club in our pre-season preparations this summer.
Christensen’s impressive two-year stay at Gladbach, which included playing in a three-man defensive setup, should provide the 20-year-old with a great shot at cementing his place with his parent club next season.